Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy
University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy
The Sol Price School of Public Policy invites nominations and applications for the Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, named in honor of one of USC’s longest serving University Presidents. The Price School seeks a nationally renowned scholar who can spearhead research and training at the interface between public policy and medicine.
Position Description and Qualifications:
The Topping Chair holder is expected to take an intellectual leadership role in both the Price School and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, an interdisciplinary research center serving as a hub for health policy research throughout the University. The applicant should be a distinguished scholar, broadly defined. Substantive research areas may include medicine, public policy, economics, or other discipline. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and have exceptional research and teaching records. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to raise external funding to support research or training.
About the Schaeffer Center:
In 2009 the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics was established at the University of Southern California (USC) with a generous gift from Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer. The Center is the result of a unique collaboration between the Price School and the School of Pharmacy. The establishment of the Schaeffer Center came at a time that demanded new thinking and new approaches to solving our health and health care challenges. The Center’s vision is to become a premier research and educational institution recognized for innovative, independent research and significant contributions to policy development and health care system improvement. Its mission is to promote health and value in health care delivery by conducting rigorous research and policy in the United States and internationally. For additional information, see our website: http://healthpolicy.usc.edu/
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.
USC is one of the nation’s premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the university’s reputation. Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $35 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the school’s research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the country’s first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.
For additional information, see our website: www.usc.edu/schools/price/
Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.
Apply for this Position:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references. Please apply online at: http://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=68294